Jan. 9, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After a month and a half off, the Florida State swimming and diving team returns to the pool on Saturday, January 10, as the Seminoles take on LSU in Baton Rouge, La., at 1:00 p.m. With one victory on Saturday, head coach Neil Harper will earn his 200th victory at FSU.
“LSU is a great team and they have always been an equal match for us,” Harper said. “It’s always big for me to go back there since it is my alma mater. I want to see them do well, just not against us.”
The last time the Garnet and Gold were in the water, three conference and six school records were broken at the ConocoPhillips U.S. Short Course National Championships. Fifth-year seniors Jarryd Botha and Ed Denton, junior Andy Hodgson and sophomore Robby Hayes all etched their names in the ACC Conference record book during the meet. Following the team’s annual training trip in Naples, Fla., the Seminoles look to return to form against the Tigers.
“[The training trip] was a great chance to get the team back together again after the Christmas break,” Harper said. “We really worked them hard, but we also had a lot of fun. Now we’re back and ready to go.”
The Seminole men own a 13-9 all-time record against LSU, while the women are 8-14. Last season the Tigers traveled to Tallahassee and swept Florida State, but in 2007 FSU swept LSU in Baton Rouge.
For meet results visit www.seminoles.com.